Adele, the iconic singer known for her soulful and emotional songs, made a surprising revelation during her recent Las Vegas show. Speaking candidly to her audience, she confessed to having been a “borderline alcoholic” during her twenties and revealed her decision to quit alcohol just a few months prior to the show.
Performing at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, Adele couldn’t help but notice some members of the audience enjoying “a pint” of whiskey sour. Her admission came as a response to what she observed, offering fans a glimpse into her personal journey.
“I stopped drinking… maybe, like, three and a half months ago,” the 35-year-old songstress confessed. She candidly described her experience, saying, “It’s boring. I mean, oh my God, it’s boring.
I was literally borderline alcoholic for quite a lot of my 20s, but I miss it so much. I cut out caffeine [too]. So, enjoy your whiskey sour. I’m very, very jealous,” she shared.
This isn’t the first time Adele has opened up about her relationship with alcohol. During a previous show in March, she shared that she had turned to heavy drinking when she moved to the US amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
She recalled the early days of the pandemic, saying, “I remember when I came here in Covid, in lockdown. It was 11 am, and I was definitely, like, four bottles of wine in — like we all were.”
Adele’s honest confessions about her struggles with alcohol have resonated with many of her fans. Her willingness to share her experiences with addiction is not only a testament to her personal growth but also a reflection of her desire to connect with her audience on a deeper level.
In interviews and discussions, Adele has previously acknowledged that her complex relationship with alcohol was influenced by her father, Mark Evans, and his own struggles with addiction.
Mark Evans had been estranged from Adele for most of her musical career, but in the lead-up to his passing in May 2021, they managed to find closure in their relationship.
Mark Evans, who passed away at the age of 57 after a lengthy battle with bowel cancer, had grappled with alcohol addiction for most of his life. Adele, in reflecting on her father’s influence, shared, “I was always very fascinated by alcohol. It’s what kept my dad from me. So I always wanted to know what was so great about it.”
Her father’s absence had a significant impact on her life. He had walked out on Adele and her family when she was a child, leaving a void that influenced her curiosity about alcohol and its effects.
Evans himself acknowledged his shortcomings as a father, admitting, “I was a rotten father at a time when she really needed me. I was putting away two liters of vodka and seven or eight pints of Stella [beer] every day.”
Adele’s willingness to discuss her past and ongoing journey with alcohol serves as an inspiration to many who may be struggling with similar issues. Her ability to face her own challenges and openly communicate about them highlights her strength and resilience, making her not only a remarkable artist but also a relatable and empathetic individual.
As Adele continues her career, her music, and her personal growth, her openness about her experiences serves as a beacon of hope for those who may be facing their own battles with addiction.